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Succulent Bird Cage Planter – Super Easy DIY Garden Project

Today’s project is going to be to transform an old birdcage into a succulent birdcage planter.  I just love using household items in my garden in a creative way.   If you love succulents as much as I do, you will want to check out my guide for buying succulents. It tells what to look for, what …

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Air Plant Holders – Containers to Display Your Tillandsia Collection

These air plant holders are cute. compact and perfect to display your tillandsia collection. Air plants are not only fun to grow, they are also fun to display.  So many household items can be fashioned into containers for these sweet little plants that don’t need soil to grow.   Succulents like tillandsia are drought smart plants …

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Balloon Flower – Tips for Growing Platycodon grandiflorus

Balloon Flower, or Platycodon grandiflorus, is also known as Chinese Bell flower. The common names of this pretty perennial plant come from the plump found flower buds that resemble hot air balloons or Chinese lanterns before they open. Growing Balloon Flower Perennial This hardy and easy care perennial is one of my favorite summer blooming perennials. The …

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Controlling Monkey Grass – How to Get Rid of Liriope

Depending on your point of view, you will either consider monkey grass a lovely ground cover or an unwanted weed.  If the latter is more of your mindset, these tips for controlling monkey grass will help you get rid of your unwelcome garden visitor. Check Craig’s list free advertisements on most weekends in the summer here …

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Dieffenbachia Poisoning – How Toxic is this Houseplant?

Dieffenbachia poisoning is talked about all the time when the plant is reviewed on line, but how toxic is the plant to your cats, dogs and children, really? Dieffenbachia one of the most common indoor plants, is easy to care and great as an office plant. However the plant can be poisonous so there are some situations …

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Growing Strawberries -Tips and Tricks for Best Success

One of the joys of summer time is the flavor of home grown strawberries.  Growing strawberries is very easy as long as you understand the type of plant that you are trying to grow. Of all the fruit plants, strawberries are one of the easiest to grow and so rewarding.  The taste of the berries makes …

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25 Succulent Planters – You Can Grow these Hardy Plants in Just About Anything!

Succulents are so versatile and easy to care for. They are very drought tolerant, perfect if you have a “brown thumb” and look great planted in so many ways.  These 25 fun succulent planters will show you that if it can hold dirt, it can be planted with a succulent! If you love succulents as much …

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Lithops Care – How to Grow Living Stones

Lithops, a variety of succulent from South Africa, has the common name living stone.  The term living stones seems to be a paradox?  How can a stone be alive, you might ask?   Succulents like lithops are drought smart plants that are super easy to grow and make fantastic houseplants.  Be sure to check out …

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Growing Begonias – The Showy Houseplant with Amazing Flowers and Leaves

Begonias are a very popular plant worldwide. They are used as bedding plants and can also be grown as indoor plants. There are lots of different leaf types, colors and flower formations. Growing begonias is a little bit of a challenge but you should do fine as long as you follow a few tips. Tips for …

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Braided Money Tree Plant – A Symbol of Luck and Prosperity

Looking for a little luck and prosperity in your home? Try growing a Braided Money Tree Plant.  This fabulous indoor plant has a braided trunk, glossy leaves and is easy care. This technique of braiding the trunk is thought to symbolize looking for money and luck! The braided money tree plant has been around for …

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Coleus Plants – One of my Favorite Annuals for Color

You Can’t Beat Coleus Plants for Summer Color I am always looking for plants to give my garden a burst of color which will last throughout the season.  I plant the normal flowering annuals such as pansies, petunias, zinnias and others.  But there is one variety which gives huge color impact, and is one of …

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Get into the Gardening Spirit with Plant Something Day

Do you remember those days from years ago when May baskets were added to a friend’s doorway on May Day, the First of May?  I remember those days, fondly, and it saddens me that the day is not really celebrated any longer. But not to fear, there are still lots of days to celebrate a …

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Plant Propagation Tips – New Plants for Free

Follow some of these plant propagation tips and you will have a whole slew of new perennial garden plants without the outlay of cash at the garden center.. If you garden, you will know that the cost of buying new plants can get very expensive over time. You don’t have to spend a lot of money …

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Rustic Succulent Planters That Can Take the Heat

These rustic succulent planters will show you how to use ordinary items to display your plants for a casual look. For the last few years, I have been experimenting more and more with succulents.  These drought hard plants can really take the heat and can be potted up in so many ways.  If you love succulents …

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